12 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

12 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Abruzzo tour planner

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Fly to Abruzzo Airport, Drive to Sulmona
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Sulmona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pescasseroli
— 2 nights
Drive
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L'Aquila
— 2 nights
Drive
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Roseto Degli Abruzzi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vasto
— 2 nights
Drive to Abruzzo Airport, Fly to Valletta

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Sulmona

— 2 nights
Sulmona is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone and Borgo Medievale di Pettorano sul Gizio. Borgo Medievale di Roccacaramanico e i suoi Ruderi and Castello Cantelmo-Caldora will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte del Cavallone (in Lama dei Peligni), Santa Maria del Colle (in Pescocostanzo) and Bosco Sant'Antonio (in Villaggio Sant'Antonio). There's still lots to do: trek along Gole di Fara San Martino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Santo Spirito al Morrone, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Complesso dell'Annunziata, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maiella.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sulmona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Valletta, Malta to Sulmona is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Valletta in August since evenings lows in Sulmona dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pescasseroli.

Things to do in Sulmona

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pescasseroli

— 2 nights
Pescasseroli is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in Southern Abruzzo, central Italy.A summer and winter resort, it is today the headquarters of the Abruzzo National Park. On the 13th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Castello Monumentale, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale di Barrea, and then make a trip to Borgo Antico. On your second day here, wander the streets of Centro storico di Opi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Pietro e Paolo, then make a trip to Centro Storico, and finally surround yourself with nature on Wildlife Adventures.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pescasseroli road trip tool.

You can drive from Sulmona to Pescasseroli in 1.5 hours. In August in Pescasseroli, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Pescasseroli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

L'Aquila

— 2 nights
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. On the 15th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico L'Aquila, then delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre of Amiternum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario San Giovanni Paolo II, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo della Madonna d'Appari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Oasi Di Fontecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Pellegrino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Santa Maria Assunta, and finally contemplate the long history of Bominaco.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the L'Aquila trip planner.

You can drive from Pescasseroli to L'Aquila in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Roseto Degli Abruzzi.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Roseto Degli Abruzzi

— 3 nights
Roseto degli Abruzzi, more commonly Roseto, is a town and comune of the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Take a break from the city and head to Lido Aurora and Bagni Marini. Relax by the water at Tortoreto Beach and Lido Celommi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roseto Degli Abruzzi: Tortoreto Alto (in Tortoreto) and Merli Beach (in Alba Adriatica). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri, steep yourself in history at Atri, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Oltremare, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Flaviano.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Roseto Degli Abruzzi route planner.

Drive from L'Aquila to Roseto Degli Abruzzi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from L'Aquila in August, expect nights in Roseto Degli Abruzzi to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vasto.

Things to do in Roseto Degli Abruzzi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Vasto

— 2 nights
The Città del Vasto or Vasto is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. On the 20th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sangro River War Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Giuseppe, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palazzo d'Avalos - Musei Civici. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Rossetti, take in the waterfront at Il Pontile, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Punta Penna.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vasto holiday maker tool.

Drive from Roseto Degli Abruzzi to Vasto in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vasto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Abruzzo travel guide

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Landmarks · Churches · Beaches
The western border of Abruzzo lies only 80 km (50 mi) from Rome, making this central region an accessible and easily explored holiday destination. One of the most sparsely populated regions on the Italian peninsula, Abruzzo has historically been a wild and rather empty part of the country. But it's a growing favorite with vacationers eager to experience an authentic taste of unspoiled Italy. The region, where the north of Italy meets the south, is bordered by the Apennines to the west and fringed by the Adriatic Sea on the east. Among numerous places to visit, you could journey across Abruzzo's valleys and tour its abandoned hill towns for days, encountering only a few other tourists along the way. The region's coastline is much more touristy, featuring many beach resorts and pristine natural areas.